Founded by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese-American journalist, author and activist who was forced out of her native Lebanon by Muslim militias during the internecine warfare that engulfed that country from 1975-1990, ACT For America engages in direct lobbying and grassroots activism in response to anti-American and anti-Israel media bias and "politically correct" apologists for radical Islam in the media, academia and politics.
Addressing an overflow crowd at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach, Florida, Ms. Freedman was introduced by Alan Bergstein, a Jewish activist from Boca Raton who welcomed her and thanked her for "having the courage to speak out against those pernicious forces who seek the complete destruction of Israel and the Western world."
No matter how many efforts we make in the name of peace, no many how many Jews we remove from their rightful homes in order to ensure a longstanding peace, we will still be viewed as intransigent at best and racist, occupiers at worst."
Addressing the "unmasking" of the controversial proposed mosque at Ground Zero in New York, Ms. Freedman said, "We strongly and unequivocally oppose the construction of a mosque at the very site that saw the heinous murder of 2,800 Americans at the hands of bloodthirsty jihadists bent on a crusade to obliterate the values and freedoms we enjoy in a democratic country. We demand a complete accounting of where the funds are coming from in connection with the building of this mosque, and thus far, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has not been forthcoming. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has initiated a request for a congressional inquiry into funding activities of those organizations who have been consistently inveighing against the construction of the mosque, but she has remained mum when it comes to engaging in vigorous inquiry about Imam Rauf's possible terrorist ties and whether Saudi Arabia is a benefactor in this project."
Freedman also took issue with the current US administration's posture toward Israel as it pertains to the peace-making initiative. "When will we begin to demand that the Palestinian Authority and the entire Muslim world recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state?"
Ms. Freedman concluded by quoting the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. "Let us not fear the world. It is infinitely better to have a Jewish state that is hated by the whole world, than an Auschwitz that brings us love and sympathy. If we want the world's love, we must know that we will never get it unless we earn their respect. And how do you earn respect? By having self-respect and standing up for our G-d given rights."